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ERIC Number: EJ767197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 32
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 84
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
From Accountability to Privatization and African American Exclusion: Chicago's "Renaissance 2010"
Lipman, Pauline; Haines, Nathan
Educational Policy, v21 n3 p471-502 2007
This article analyzes Chicago's new Renaissance 2010 school plan to close public schools and reopen them as choice and charter schools. Grounding the analysis in participatory research methods, the authors argue that Chicago's education accountability policies have laid the groundwork for privatization. They furthermore argue that Renaissance 2010 is part of a neoliberal corporate and financial urban agenda of gentrification, African American displacement, and the class conquest of the city by the middle and upper-middle classes. The authors conclude with a discussion of emerging resistance to the plan, suggesting that education may be a focal point of anti-neoliberal economic and social struggles. (Contains 16 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois